Dairy Farmer

Dairy Entrepreneur

Minimum ? No entry barrier, preferably 5th standard passed preferable

Certified training for Dairy Farmer/Entrepreneur (programme aligned to AGR / Q0502released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)

One year prior experience in dairy farm operations

The tasks a Dairy Farmer/Entrepreneur is expected to perform include:

Taking various decisions for the viability and sustainability of the dairy farm

Maintaining proper health-care and overall wellbeing of dairy animals

Ensuring optimum nutrition for all animals

Performing the steps necessary to produce high quality milk

Marketing the produced milk

Efficient in preparing, establishing and maintaining livestock accommodation

Knowledge of how to provide feed and water for livestock

Skilled in quality management and conservation of silage and hay

Knowledge of the procedures for ensuring healthy performance of livestock to obtain high quality milk

Knowledge of pre-milking and post-milking activities

Skilled in performing hand and machine milking

Familiar with forage conservation

Knowledge of basic arithmetic

Skilled in basic farm management

Equipped to assimilate market information

Knowledge of latest developments and new technologies in the field

Hands-on training

Extension training and Krishi Vigyan Kendra training

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Ability to work independently

Ability to take risks

Hardworking and persistent


Self-directed learner


Ability to negotiate

It is a field job

May need to handle a team of field workers

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available
Working hours

Flexible working hours

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system may be applicable as per the dairy norms

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards due to exposure to pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals, extreme weather conditions, considerable amounts of dust and equipment noise, unpleasant odours and contaminants, etc

For daily wage workers - INR175 toINR200 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Demand for Dairy Products

With the sustained growth of the Indian economy and a consequent rise in the purchasing power during the last two decades, more and more people today are able to afford milk and various other dairy products. This trend is expected to continue with the sector experiencing a robust growth in demand in the short and medium run. If the impediments in the way of growth and development are left unaddressed, India is likely to face a serious supply and demand mismatch and it may gradually turn into a substantial importer of milk and milk products.

Role of Government

Fortunately, the government and other stakeholders seem to be aware of the situation, and efforts to increase milk production have been intensified. Transformations in the sector are being induced by factors like newfound interest on the part of the organized sector, new markets, easy credit facilities, dairy friendly policies by the government, etc. Dairy farming is now evolving from just an agrarian way of life to a professionally managed industry. With these positive signals, there is hope that the sector may eventually march towards another white revolution. All these positive trends indicate good job opportunities for Dairy Farmer/Entrepreneur in the coming years.


Dairy farm owners

Dairy co-operative organizations

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

National Dairy Research Institute, Haryana

Animal Husbandry Training Institute, South Andaman

Dairy Science Institute, Mumbai

West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences

Kerala Agricultural University

Rajasthan Agricultural University

College of Dairy Science, Rajasthan